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Uzbekistan: Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said the government will inject $500 million into commercial banks to help maintain the stability of the banking system and to enhance the banks’ role in financing investment projects and entrepreneurship, according to local media. This measure is related to the broader issue of financial and economic stability in Central Asia.
United States-North Korea: It has become public knowledge that the U.S. government has been pursuing secret but formal diplomatic negotiations with North Korea for the past couple of months. Americans privy to the negotiations have sa